Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Aquilo Plc LSE:AQL London Ordinary Share GB00B1LJ8P37 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 3.35p 0.00p 0.00p - - - 0 06:30:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
- - - - 0.20

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11/10/200609:28Another pump and dump by MARBLES123186
25/10/200513:58AQL Rocket119
15/9/200508:14positive feedback-
03/8/200507:58AQL strong buy5

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legal aid: GI I understand your motives for saying so. I also suggest that you need to seriously trawl through the many hundreds of share price graphs for the companies listed on AIM and realise exactly the extent of carnage that goes on. The entire AIM fiasco is a muggers paradise, geared solely towards feeding the vultures within the financial sector with multi million pound bonuses every year. I don't deny that there may be a very small number of punters who have been fortunate, thus far, but these are seriously outnumbered by the propaganda specialists who plague these boards enticing money from unsuspecting victims. Surely you can not deny that there are many paid plants operating on these boards desperately trying to create visions of prosperity and wonderment. It's time to get real.
greek islander: Every time I have dropped off a sinking ship (with one exception) over the last five years the share price has continued to drop. In quite a few instances the drop has been horrible leaving the share price a fraction of when I bailed out. I have a separate portfolio of those I sold and the the losses on that portfolio are horrendous - they encapsulate ove 40 stocks, some I made big money on before selling or top slicing but just as many were shares that suddenly announced a profits warning or a drop in profits taking them into loss situations. The problem is with all of us that you get attached to a stock. You get to know it inside out, get to know the directors and to expect NMSs at certain times of year. The big mistake is to stick with this familiarity for the sake of it - like an old friend who has suddenly changed into an unpleasant version of his former self. I do understand the attraction of AQL to those of you holding it but things remain as they were over the last two to three years and I must agree with the BIGFELLA on this occason. I really do hope that I am wrong for all of your sakes but it is interesting that having sold AQL mid afternoon and putting the cash in GNG I have already gained as much as in any period for many months with AQL as my sell-buy coincided with a continued rise in the GNG share price. Remember what happens to AQL is irrelevent if the replacement investment does better. Sorry to jump ship!
philjeans: Looks an outstanding opportunity; refinanced; old loss making business sold (at a quite reasonable price actually!) for cash; new board appointed; new business is off to a strong start; existing investors have happily subscribed for new capital and share price is on the chuffing floor still! See this as a bagger during H2 07.
yogya59: Big Fella, maybe U R right, but there are some encouraging signs: - institutions invested over GBp3.3 million in new equity 6 months ago @ 82p, none of which have sold down in last six months - this included the conversion of GBP700k of loan notes as well as placing - ITS acquisition making good money financed by mainly by shares issued at GBP4.375!!! - Company is very prompt in replying to queries, which I normally take as an encouraging sign.. - Big concern was over AIRS being another jam tomorrow, but today's statement appears very reassuring on this point - Of course the free float is very limited with so many of the shares in the hands of a few institutions so any selling really hits the price, but this can go both ways,limited buys will also spur share price - In addition to the above, expectations are so low that any positive trading statement in the next two weeks is going to be well received, especially if there really are short positions that need to be closed So yes, maybe high risk, but potentially also a high return.
lighthouse: The reason is simple and it is because the market as a whole is totally bent. Hundreds of new companies are admitted each year onto AIM and once the market makers are happy that the bulk of the shares have been taken up - they collapse the price and keep it firmly nailed to the floor (no matter what). Provided they collectively act in unison there is not a thing which can be done about it. This is fundamentally what pays for the 100's of + million pound bonuses which are paid out every year in the financial sector and providing they can continue to find new fodder each year, private shareholders dabbling in the AIM market continue to get ripped off. Just scan through the share price graphs to verify the trends for yourself. This is rip off Britain at it's best, and you can be sure that this post will also attract all the right repsonses from the 'paid plants' which scour these boards to tell you otherwise. LH
25wbh: The directors knew of no reason why the share price should be so low, if trade was so bad then they would know that the share price would reflect Not so in my book so they looked for a reason and found one As a new shareholder to this company the reason could also be large shareholders selling,but i have not had the time to explore this theory
thunderchicken: The last set of results was released on 29 Sep 06 for the period endng 30 Jun 06, so by that measure we are due some iterim results any day now. Not that they will tell us much because they will be for the period before the reorganisation. They will, however give the directors the opportunity to issue a long-awaited trading statement which will hopefully get the share price moving in the right direction. With the loss making division sold leaving only the profitable ones, the fund raising exercise putting money in the bank and the director shuffle injecting some enthusiasm into management the share price ought to be steadily rising as the company turns round, so why has the share price dropped around 60% in the 2 months since the reorganisation? I have 3 possible reasons:- 1. Market makers are reducing the price to encourage trading activity. 2. The price is being manipulated downwards to facilitate a buyout 3. The company is just a festering heap of shogsdit. If anyone out there has any better ideas - lets have 'em.
greek islander: Yes I also notice also that some regulars are very quiet all of a sudden. I do find it irritating the way some people try to ramp up the price without any logic or backing behind them. I am as keen as anyone to see AQL rise in price but these pretty facile attempts are so worthless and pointless and just take up good time on these BBs that could be spent in constructive thought. I have been accused above of being negative - I am certainly not negative but I am not the only one who gets continually irritated by these pathetic and childish attempts at ramping without anything constructive to back them up. Those that do this know who they are and I assume that they are just a little bit simple minded. Who do they think actually takes any notice of them? Reminds me of those High Tech days of the past - thankfully we seem to have lost a lot of those cowboys! I pat myself on the back, having pretty much predicted the share price drop last week and levelling out and it is pretty self evident that the current price has been maintained for a few days now and is underwritten by the potential for ITS to bring in some much needed return and by the still present rumours of a takeover. The latter potential may have receeded a little as the share price strengthened. I still see any bid being at around 2-2.2p but if the share price rises independent of that speculation then that takeover bid will drop out of the picture alltogether. We really could do with some guidance now from the Board. It is time that they issued up to date news referring to the impact of ITS as of today. Of course they cannot say much about the takeover. It would be good to hear about trading generally post the results. I think they owe it to us to clear up much of the rumour especially with regard to the ITS sales and profitability factor. My biggest regret at the moment is that I didnt follow my own advice to sell at 2p in order to buy back in now. How many times do we do that to ourselves?
greek islander: I can accept that my previous two efforts in this forum have been guarded and careful. I find all this excitement regarding AQL as predictable and understandable. This share has offered real opportunity to make a fast buck which always appeals to speculators. Opportunities in the market come only occasionally and when they come, one has to grab it. However, I am experienced enough to be realistic and not get carried away by rather optimistic flashes of speculation that almost always come to nothing. I enjoy these bulletin boards - they are highly amusing and if you research them you will see ample evidence that almost all the contributors get carried away by the fortunes of their favourite selected company or companies. To say they see everything through rose tinted spectacles is a great understatement. I do understand why, as I made and lost a near fortune on the High Tech boom all those years ago. However, unlike many colleagues and friends who continue to lose quite a lot of money on the market (some not really having learnt the lessons of all those years ago) I now practice many back up measures such as the much decried stop loss, to make sure that I can take most of my profits (which only become profit of course at the actual point of sale) and drop generally small amounts on those shares that have declined. By employing sensible practices and not being carried away because a company has a wonderful product (but maybe not wonderful management)I have managed to net an income of about 32% per annum on my investments over the last five years. This year to date I have an income on my investments of 78% which I believe is pretty exceptional. I have been lucky I guess. I am putting a lot of Aquilo eggs in my basket because I believe this company has a lot going for itself. I also have done masses of research and talked to lots of people, even people with AQL connections. I am backing them because I believe the recent problem is just a blip and one that can easily be overcome (though it may take time) but mainly because rumour and guesswork tells me that the purchase of ITS recently is one of the most astute moves any company on AIM has made for a long time. I have it on good authority that this company is going to make an astounding impact on AQL in a very short time. The one weeks net profit of about 35% on a turnover not far short of half a million pounds is the big clue. That could easily translate into annual profits of £20m+ for the year. That would transform the prospects for this company. I hear that ITS is continuing to beat all expectations. A formal announcement at the right time from the CEO to this effect could catapult the share price of this company which we already know is of interest to others as a possible takeover target. Others will have worked out their sums. However until we get such a statement confirming the conjecture and rumours, the share price will not move much more because the damage done by the recent results announcement will have a much stronger impact in the short term. That is the way of the market. I agree that there is every chance that this share will hit 3p and maybe a lot more but I still will be surprised if it goes over 2.2p for the forseeable future though this assumes no announcement of the type alluded to above will take place for some time.
greek islander: Have been reading all the entries above. I am reading a mix of wishful thinking and enthusiastic ramping of the share price. Not unexpected really. I genuinely feel that there is a lot of nonsense being spoken. Those predators started circling because of the silly over reaction in the share price. 0.6p was a ludicrous and of course knowing the company a little I wish I had bought in then but I got greedy and set myself a target even lower, to buy back in. I have seen shares collapse and thought the momentum was such that another point down would have done it. I already have a reasonable holding bought at the beginning of the year. In the end I got back in at just under 1.4p. However I would take some profit at about 2.2p because I really cannot see a reason why the share price should rise above that in the short to medium term. Only formal announcements about the amazing success of the recent companies purchased by Aquilo (not impossible) would alter that opinion. Now what is sustaining the share price is mainly the announcement on Friday and further announcements about takeovers. In fact I estimate that the companies interested in buying in, would only consider this company NOW at a purchase price of no more than 2.5p a share or thereabouts. That means that any further rises in the share price will be counter productive. As the predators fall away so will the share price - though maybe that may ironically tempt them back in again. The sort of company that would want AQUILO is one that is already known to be acquisitive and a possible longer term competitor for Aquilo. A services support company would be an ideal fit. One that has been buying up companies. I live in the North West of England and I know of one company that would be an obvious buyer. A major insurance company like Norwich Union are not going to be remotely interested in such a minnow as AQL. Get real everyone. AQL has great longer term potential but you just cannot ignore the recent results and the fact that the increase in loss may well start to show its face soon once this takeover talk has frittered away. I shall hang on to the substantial part of my holding and hope that there is no takeover in the near future at least.
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